Yukon families asking if southern families are giving national MMIW inquiry a

first_imgShirley McLean APTN National NewsSome Yukon families of the murdered and missing are asking the southern groups to give the national inquiry a chance.This comes after a rocky week for the embattled national inquiry that was announced in Sept. 2016 and to date has only held one public hearing.On Monday, Commissioner Marilyn Poitras announced her resignation effective July 15.What followed was a flurry of letters and calls for the remaining commissioners to resign and for the government to reset the inquiry.But the Yukon families who have testified want to be shown some respect for the hardships they’ve endured by telling their truths.“The south just has to stop and think about what they’re demanding,” said Shaun Ladue. “They’re demanding the 100 or odd people I think it was 40 families that got up and spoke at the hearing was all for not that we didn’t’ achieve anything and it did it achieved a lot and I think people in the south are not respecting us they’re not listening to us.”smclean@aptn.calast_img read more

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Van Dijk delighted with first Holland goal

first_imgNewly-appointed Holland captain Virgil van Dijk took to social media express his delight in scoring his maiden goal at international level in their 3-0 win over PortugalThe Liverpool defender was announced as the captain for the side by the new coach Ronald Koeman, who had also managed Van Dijk at Southampton.After a disappointing first match as captain in their 1-0 defeat against England, Van Dijk lead the side to a 3-0 win over Euro 2016 Champions Portugal with the 26 year-old getting on the score-sheet himself with a well-taken volley for Holland’s third of the game.“Great time away with the national team. Really happy overall with the work we put in as a group during the international break capped off by a fantastic result last night against Portugal! What a feeling to score my first goal for my country too!” wrote Van Dijk on Instagram.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…last_img read more

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Frank Leboeuf says Paul Pogba should be left in the bench

first_imgManchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba has been under heavy criticism over recent months and was repeatedly left out of big games by his club coach Jose Mourinho.Amidst all the criticisms against Paul Pogba, former defender Frank Leboeuf says Pogba does not deserve a starting role for France at the World Cup in Russia this summer.He also believes it could be a similar story for the 25-year-old when Didier Deschamps comes to naming his starting line-up against Australia on June 16.With the French coach possessing a vast array of midfield options, Leboeuf claims he will be tempted to look elsewhere.‘He’s under lots of pressure and he’s been heavily criticised’, he told ESPN.‘I don’t think he’s going to start against the United States on Saturday and I’m not sure he’s going to start in the World Cup. [Corentin] Tolisso is above him on the left side. I think [Blaise] Matuidi is above him.’ole gunnar solskjaer, manchester unitedReport: Up to seven first team players out for United George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Manchester United have some serious injury problems with up to seven first-team players out.This Saturday, United have a Premier League clash with Leicester City….The former Chelsea defender believes Pogba puts too much pressure on himself in his pursuit of winning individual honours.‘I mean [he] has the talent, but we don’t see it for the national team for the past two or three years.‘Pogba talks about winning the Ballon d’Or and put himself in the situation where right now he cannot [back up] what he says.‘I think he’s a good guy and I think he has the talent, but he puts too much pressure on himself saying he wants to be the Ballon d’Or, that he was the key of the national team, that he wants to be the No 1. Just don’t say anything, just work hard.’France host the USA in their final warm-up match in Lyon this weekend before flying out to Russia.last_img read more

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Official Juventus sign Werder Bremen youngster Idrissa Toure on loan

first_imgWerder Bremen have announced that their young midfielder Idrissa Toure has completed his season-long loan move to Juventus with the option of making the move permanent next yearThe 20-year-old was only signed by the Bundesliga outfit last summer after spells in the reserve team with both RB Leipzig and, more recently, FC Schalke 04.The only senior-level appearance Toure has to his name came in a brief cameo for Leipzig in the second division in Germany during the 2015/16 season.Now Toure will take his talents over to Juventus’ reserve team in Serie C, where he hopes to make a lasting impression on the Italian giants so that they will take up their option to sign him permanently next season.“Idrissa should train regularly with the first team and get minutes for the second team. It’s a very good opportunity for him to develop at the highest level,” Werder sporting director Frank Baumann told the club website.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.Toure made 35 appearances for Bremen in the third division last season and managed to score two goals.Idrissa #Toure has signed for Italian champions @juventusfcen on loan with an option to buy.We wish you all the best in Turin, Idrissa! ?? #werder pic.twitter.com/cgBOBBatGg— SV Werder Bremen EN (@werderbremen_en) August 3, 2018last_img read more

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Low content with Germanys goalless draw with France

first_imgGermany boss Joachim Low says that he can “live” with their goalless draw against FranceDie Mannschaft put in a battling display against the side that dethroned them as world champions in Thursday’s UEFA Nations League game at Munich.But Germany were made to settle for a goalless draw after France’s third-choice goalkeeper Alphonse Areola denied Marco Reus, Mats Hummels, Thomas Muller and Matthias Ginter.The 25-year-old made a total of six saves to deny Germany.“After our disappointing World Cup, we tried to turn over a new leaf,” said Low, according to BT Sport.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…“Against Mexico (at Russia 2018), in particular, we were left exposed to counter-attacks and we stopped France from doing that.“We had two or three really good chances and you rarely get so many chances versus a world champion.“So I am pleased with the strong running and fighting qualities of the team. We were compact and well organised. I can live with the result and our performance.”Germany will next face Peru in a friendly on Sunday.last_img read more

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Georginio Wijnaldum reveals how Klopp keeps Liverpool grounded

first_imgLiverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has revealed manager Jurgen Klopp is stopping the players from being distracted by Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City.The Reds are currently top of the Premier League, six points above second place Spurs with City having slipped to third after back-to-back defeats.Klopp has spoken of his players focusing on their on game and Wijnaldum says the team will not be distracted by what other teams are doing.“When we played Wolves away (the Friday before Christmas) a lot of the players didn’t even know who City or Tottenham were playing,” he said, according to Sky Sports.“We were just focused on our own game and trying to get the most out of that one. That is why it goes so well.”“We are only focused on the things we can control. We can control our own performance. We are only busy with that.”Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“If you are maybe less focused than normal, then you have a manager in Jurgen who will tell you directly that there is no space for doing less or enjoying things too much. He says keep both feet on the ground.”last_img read more

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Updated Motorcyclist Killed In Collision In Sterling

first_imgThe driver of the pickup attempted to swerve left to avoid a collision, but the motorcycle also swerved left, and struck the front passenger side of the truck. The motorcyclist was ejected off the bike and landed off the road, sustaining serious, life-threatening injuries, to which they succumbed at the scene. Original Story: The Alaska State Troopers responded to a fatal motor vehicle collision in Sterling, around 5:00 p.m., last night. The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet. Troopers have not released the name of the motorcyclist while next of kin is being notified.center_img According to Troopers a Chevy pickup truck was attempting to turn left off Joyful Circle onto Sandline Drive when the driver of the pickup saw a BMW motorcycle traveling toward them on Sandline Drive. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Updated: The motorcyclist has been identified as Michael Corteg, 60 of Sterling. The next of kin has been notified.*The Troopers also updated the location of the crash. It occurred on Joyfull Circle and Peacefull Lane.last_img read more

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AGDC Port MacKenzie not feasible For LNG terminal

first_imgThe new analysis of Port Mackenzie will be incorporated into FERC’s environmental impact statement for the proposed Alaska LNG project. The Mat-Su Borough does not accept AGDC’s analysis, writing to FERC on July 20 that the borough “has already identified several aspects of AGDC’s response with which it disagrees.” Nikiski was identified as the preferred site location over four years ago, after more than two dozen possible locations were analyzed. The Mat-Su Borough filed a complaint on January 9, with the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission (FERC) stating that the project and regulators “improperly and intentionally excluded” the borough’s Port MacKenzie as a “reasonable alternative” for the proposed liquefied natural gas plant. According to Alaska LNG project updates prepared by Larry Persily, former federal coordinator for Alaska North Slope gas line projects: “The Alaska Gasline Development Corp. (AGDC) responded to federal regulators July 13 that it would not be possible to build and operate the LNG plant and marine terminal at Port MacKenzie “without constraining either existing or planned uses of the complex, or of the proposed LNG facility and its marine terminal.””center_img The deadline to provide the information is September 1. FERC is scheduled to release its draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the project on March 8, 2019. The borough did not provide any details in its one-page letter but said it “intends to file substantive comments to highlight the incorrect information.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation has confirmed that Nikiski is still the preferred site for the AK LNG liquefaction facility.last_img read more

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A Brief Convo on The Economists Snapchat

first_imgThe Economist has moved onto Snapchat, using quick, sharp storytelling in an attempt to woo an audience of Millennials. This is the latest launch in the brand’s “Read, Watch, and Listen” strategy, through which The Economist content is distributed to new channels. For us it just makes sense to be where we think an audience that would enjoy The Economist would be. You can’t deny the power of Snapchat as a content distribution platform. And you can’t deny the power of the Snapchat Generation. Lydia Kaldas: It’s a really important platform for us to join, and we joined it in the way we join anything — by adapting our content to the platform and the audience, and really making people discover the brand. Hopefully we surprise them in a positive manner. Folio: The brand promises to bring “mind-stretching journalism” to Discover. How does this content strategy differ from what someone might find in the magazine or on other digital channels? Kaldas: The core itself is not really different. We remain true to our beliefs and what they stand for. There isn’t really a difference from what we publish, whether it is in newspaper, the digital editions or Espresso; it is The Economist and The Economist content and The Economist voice, just adapted to the platform. To find out more, we sat down for a brief conversation with Lydia Kaldas, The Economist’s SVP of strategy and channel relationships. Kaldas: Our largest audience is in North America, but when you look at the potential of what would be The Economist audience — the globally curious, as we like to call them — we still have a misconception of the brand. We carry a name that is very strong and most people think that we are only about business, and economics, and finance. But that’s only a small percentage of what we cover. It doesn’t differ from the strategy from a content perspective, it just differs from the format. The stories that are on Snapchat have published already in our newspaper, digital editions, or through The Economist films. So the substance can fit on a multitude of platforms.center_img So a platform like Snapchat is a fantastic medium to showcase our content in a much more dynamic way and speak to an audience that is very globally curious, is very educated, and is really interested in content and information. Kaldas: No, it’s more about content distribution. “Acquisition,” in the sense of subscriptions, isn’t really valid in this case. So if you’re talking about acquisition of new audience, then I would say, yes. This really is the first step in gaining a new audience — an audience that is on the younger side, which we call the “Snapchat Generation.” Folio: The Economist just joined Snapchat Discover. Why bring the brand onto this new medium? While the brand has been successful with older audiences through the launch of The Economist Espresso app, it’s yet to be seen how a younger audience takes the brands’ weekend-only, 14-card news reports. Folio: So this an audience acquisition strategy? We still have a brand awareness challenge when it comes to North America, and I think this is really the perfect platform to showcase our content and how interesting we are.A promotional video shows an example of a card from The Economist Snapchat story. Folio: What is the challenge with North America?last_img read more

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Supreme Court Rules States Are Free To Legalize Sports Betting

first_img Share Ethan Miller/Getty ImagesProposition bets for Super Bowl LI are displayed at the RaceUpdated 12:22 p.m. ETThe Supreme Court has struck down a 1992 federal law that effectively prevented most states from legalizing sports betting, clearing up a legal gray area and opening a door for state governments to join in what has become a lucrative industry.“Congress can regulate sports gambling directly, but if it elects not to do so, each State is free to act on its own,” the court wrote in a decision released Monday.The law known as the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, passed in 1992, prohibited sports betting, except in four states where it had already been legalized — Nevada, Delaware, Montana and Oregon. It gave the other states one year to legalize such betting, if they wanted to.It was a busy day at the Supreme Court. It also handed down decisions on two other important cases, dealing with personal rights. They were:Byrd v. US: The court unanimously agreed with the driver of a rental car who said he had his privacy rights violated by police during a traffic stop in Pennsylvania. Police found dozens of bricks of heroin and body armor in his trunk after discovering a warrant for his arrest in New Jersey. The man said he did not consent to a search, but police argued that his consent didn’t matter because his name was not ono the rental agreement. The Supreme Court disagreed and held that the man still maintained a reasonable expectation of privacy. The court however remanded the case to the lower courts to examine whether Byrd had used subterfuge in renting the car and whether that mattered.McCoy v. LA: The court ruled, by a 6-3 margin, in favor of a defendant whose lawyer conceded his guilt to the jury disregarding the explicit instructions of his client. His lawyer wanted him to plead guilty to avoid the death penalty. The court said, “Guaranteeing a defendant the right ‘to have the assistance of counsel for his defense’ is the defendant’s prerogative, not the counsel’s.”History of the sports-gambling law and the potential impact of the court’s rulingThe ban was known as the Bradley Act, after its chief promoter, former basketball great Bill Bradley, who served three terms in the U.S. Senate.Enacted 25 years ago, the law prohibited states from legalizing sports betting sports except where it was already legal.In an NPR interview, Bradley said his motivation was simple, and personal. “Betting on sports was betting on human beings, and I thought that was wrong,” he explained. “It turns players into roulette chips. It makes the game, which is a game of high-level competition and excellence, into slot machines, and I don’t think that should be what we do in this country.”Bradley said there was virtually no congressional opposition to his bill back in 1992, though Bradley added that Donald Trump, with failing investments in Atlantic City casinos at the time, lobbied against it, believing that sports betting was the answer to his financial problems there.After the bill passed, New Jersey did not seek to legalize gambling in its one-year window of opportunity.More recently, it tried to get out of the ban, hoping for increased state revenue, but the state repeatedly lost in the lower court.The Supreme Court’s court decision reversing that outcome will make it easier to open the door to sports betting.But the status quo struck down by the Supreme Court looks almost quaint in light of increased pressure to legalize sports betting across the board.The American Gaming Association estimates that illegal sports betting has grown to $150-billion-a-year market. And cash-starved states are salivating at the thought of raising billions from legalizing and licensing that activity, not to mention taxing the proceeds.New Jersey, home to at least a half dozen shuttered Atlantic City casinos, is a state where Republicans and Democrats since 2011 have been trying to overturn the federal ban or somehow get around it.After oral arguments in December, then-Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., said on the Supreme Court steps, “If we’re successful here, we can have bets being taken in New Jersey within two weeks of a decision by the court. We’re like boy scouts; we’re prepared.”What the law did and didn’t doThe law does not itself ban sports betting. Instead it prevents states from legalizing sports betting.Lawyers for New Jersey argued that the law forces state governments to enforce a federal initiative, which the Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled is unconstitutional.Lawyers for the sports leagues said that the federal law is not forcing states to do anything, but rather telling them what not to do, which wouldn’t violate the Constitution.As NPR reported after oral arguments in December, a majority of the justices appeared to have “serious doubts” about the constitutionality of the law.And on Monday, they put those doubts in writing.“Our job is to interpret the law Congress has enacted and decide whether it is consistent with the Constitution,” the court said in its decision. “PASPA is not.”America has seen a cultural shift on the question of sports gambling. NPR’s Uri Berliner reported in 2015 that ESPN has been increasing its coverage of gambling by, for instance, directly referencing the point spread set by oddsmakers.And while the major U.S. pro and college sports leagues have “always sought to distance themselves completely from gambling,” as Berliner put it, NBA Commission Adam Silver came out in favor of legalizing (and regulating) sports betting in 2014.Then there’s the popularity of daily fantasy sports — an industry that has weathered legal challenges of its own. Fantasy sports leagues amount to “thinly veiled gambling,” as ESPN’s Rob King told Berliner, and have helped push sports betting into the mainstream.Meanwhile, the sports betting decision could have implications for a wide range of other state laws — including those legalizing marijuana, Nina noted. Amy Howe, writing for SCOTUSblog, suggests state laws decriminalizing physician-assisted suicide and self-driving cars could also be affected.Copyright 2018 NPR. 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CPIM decides to not field candidates in constituencies where Cong had won

first_imgKolkata: CPI(M) will not field candidates in the constituencies from where Congress candidates had won in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. This was decided at the two-day Central Committee meeting of CPI(M) in Delhi on Monday. In the 2014 Parliament election, Congress had won in four seats. Adhir Chowdhury and Abhijit Mukherjee had won from Baharampur and Jangipur seats in Murshidabad, while A H A Khan Chowdhury and Mausam Noor had been elected from Malda. Mausam has recently joined Trinamool Congress and is likely to be Trinamool’s candidate from Malda in the forthcoming election. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseHowever, CPI(M) is not ready to give up the Raigunj and Murshidabad seats, from where party candidates Mohammed Salim and Badaruddoza Khan had won in 2014. Salim and Khan had won by around 1,600 votes and 18,000 votes respectively. WBPCC leaders said that the party was strong in both these constituencies and their claims should not be overruled. WBPCC president Somen Mitra has said that CPI(M) should formally approach Congress to ink the alliance. The Left Front is meeting on March 8 to finalise the other seats. The Central Committee of the party maintained that a united India has taken a stand against terrorism. Instead of strengthening this, the post-Pulwama developments are seeing orchestrated efforts by the BJP and Sangh Parivar outfits to rouse jingoistic nationalism, it stated.last_img read more

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Elections for GTA twotier Panchayat to be held by end of 2019

first_imgDarjeeling: Elections to a two-tier Panchayat and the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) will be held by the end of this year.The announcement came from Binay Tamang, former chairman of the Board of Administrators, Gorkhaland Territorial Administration. “The state government is in the process of reviewing the GTA Act. As soon as the review process is over, elections to the GTA will be held. Following this, the delimitation process of the blocks will take place,” stated Tamang. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAt present there are 8 blocks in the Hills. There has been a long-standing demand of bifurcating the blocks into 12 blocks for administrative ease. “With the completion of the delimitation process, election to the two tiers of Panchayat will be held in the Hills,” added Tamang. Incidentally, with the formation of the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council in 1988, the three-tier Panchayat system prevalent throughout the country was replaced by a two-tier system in the Darjeeling Hills by amending the Indian Constitution in 1992. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateIn the Darjeeling Hills, the last Panchayat election was held in 2000, with the then GNLF party under Subash Ghising objecting to Panchayat elections in 2005, alleging that the Panchayat was diluting the powers of the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council (DGHC). Since then, Panchayat elections have not been held in the Hills. Later, the DGHC was replaced by the GTA. The Gorkhaland Territorial Administration Act clearly talks of a three-tier Panchayat system in the GTA area.last_img read more

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How the Virtual Data Room Boom Is Transforming Business Transactions

first_img The Virtual Data Room (VDR), a more secure version of conventional cloud storage, is becoming increasingly popular in 2017. This digital system is commonly used to advance online data transactions and corporate exchanges. Its technology allows negotiating parties in a business deal to exchange crucial information more rapidly, regardless of the distance between them.Related: Why Your Business Absolutely Needs a Virtual Data RoomMoreover, due to VDR’s paperless transactions, legal documents can be processed much faster, since there’s no need to look through hard copies, which can be tedious. Manufacturers are further improving on these features by creating advanced access controls and verification protocols that guarantee better security, as well as data privacy.As of April 2016, it was estimated that market revenues for VDR companies were more than $800 million, with annual growth rates for individual companies increasing by double digits. Based on these positive statistics, it’s safe to say that the popularity of virtual data rooms is not going to fade away any time soon.Potential for the futureVDR technology provides many unique advantages and benefits to business deal-makers. For instance, the due diligence and detection requirements associated with corporate transactions make these online data rooms the most ideal solution for discussing corporate deals.Additionally, as IT deployment capabilities and infrastructures continue to grow, so will the number of advanced features that VDR provides to users. This will improve sales, marketing and support standards for companies, as various business processes will be completed much faster.How VDR can improve discoveryVirtual data room technology allows users to share sensitive documents/files in hierarchically organized structures. Furthermore, it allows for the use of digital mechanisms such as semantic tags, instead of crosslink-specific line items and folders.Related: 5 Data Management Challenges Facing Small Business OwnersThe ability to access these crucial digital items makes it easier to provide business partners or a legal team with data, which they can easily search and navigate. Likewise, due diligence may necessitate that certain documents, such as profit/loss statements or compliance histories, be copied or referenced at numerous locations in other data records.Benefits of the VDR boom to entrepreneursMost entrepreneurs prefer VDR to traditional forms of data exchange mainly because it minimizes the risk of information theft by third parties not involved in a transaction.In the past, data-sharing was done mainly via land-based systems, which proved to be quite laborious. It was also inconvenient, as all participants in a deal were required to be physically present for the transaction.However, with the emergence of virtual data rooms, business processes can be completed much faster since most documents can now be shared online. The main reason why this technology is taking over land-based data rooms in 2017 is the convenience it provides to users.VDRs are also commonly equipped with ools that aid in communication, which physical data rooms often lack.Other benefits for entrepreneurs 1. Accessibility from anywhere across the world. Regardless of the time or geographical location of an individual in a transaction, documents can still be shared instantly to any destination around the globe.Similarly, most virtual data rooms are now accessible by mobile applications. This means that businesspeople have the option of using their tablets and mobile phones to continue working, even outside the office space.2. Easy to navigate. VDR data is structured, and its information systems are easy to navigate due to those systems’ highly advanced search options, as well as the filtering options available.3. No space limits. Virtual rooms can accommodate multiple visitors at once without running out of space. There’s no particular order and room users can access the data stored in repositories whenever they want.4. Easy duplication of files. Since files can easily be duplicated on multiple servers, it’s easier to recover information in case data is lost or damaged. Furthermore, since virtual repositories are fitted with advanced and multi-faceted data security systems, no information can be stolen or breached from the system.Related: Why Your Startup Needs to Be Data Mature From the Beginning5. Only a single DVR is necessary. Since VDR visitors can be subdivided into distinct permission groups, virtual room owners can use just a single VDR to perform multiple transactions concurrently. Therefore, they end up saving a lot of time and financial resources. 4 min read Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. June 26, 2017 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalslast_img read more

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Costa Ricas crocodile conflict

first_imgAround 7 a.m. on July 22, 59-year-old Jon Becker had finished surfing off of Tamarindo’s Playa Grande. Becker put one foot in the Playa Grande Estuary, which separates the town’s two main beaches, but before he could even hop on his surfboard to paddle across, a crocodileclamped down on his leg.With help from a friend and a lifeguard, Becker got free of the crocodile and back to shore. Doctors at the Enrique Baltodano Hospital in Liberia were able to save Becker’s life, but not his right leg, which was amputated below the knee.The incident was the third crocodile attack in the Playa Grande Estuary since 2013, and the seventh reported attack in Costa Rica this year. Despite its small size and population, Costa Rica is tied with Brazil for the most reported crocodile attacks in the Americas this year, according to CrocBITE, which compiles reports of croc attacks worldwide.The severity of the latest attack and its occurrence at a popular vacation spot spurred an instant reaction from tourism leaders, who complained that the Environment Ministry (MINAE) has not done enough to manage the country’s croc populations. Local surfers also protested on the beach after the attack, holding painted surfboards with slogans like, “stop crocodiles.”Employees of the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) in Tamarindo have now teamed up with the Tamarindo Development Association (ADIT) to try and address the town’s problems with crocodile-human conflict. But the issue persists in the rest of the country. Despite complaints, MINAE has yet to announce a comprehensive plan to deal with Costa Rica’s high number of croc attacks.The Tamarindo PlanPositioned near both Tamarindo’s most popular surf break and the entrance to Las Baulas National Park, the Playa Grande Estuary is the perfect hotbed for croc-human conflict. Surfers crossing from Playa Grande back to Tamarindo have to either cross through or near the estuary or drive the 30-minute roundabout route that circumnavigates the park. Because of the popularity of the Playa Grande waves and the protected status of the approximately 88 American Crocodiles in Las Baulas National Park, neither group is willing to budge.Instead of removing crocodiles or banning surfing in the area, SINAC and ADIT hope to allow the two groups to coexist. Warning signs have already been placed around the estuary, but the groups are putting most of their efforts behind stopping illegal feeding of crocodiles by boat tour operators and accidental feeding by fishermen gutting their fish near the estuary.According to crocodile experts, crocodiles that have been fed by humans can begin to associate people with food and become more aggressive.“That is the biggest problem and we are solving it,” said Rotney Piedra, the administrator of Las Baulas National Park. “We are sending out documentation to tour companies so they will have to register to take their boats into the park and we are doing more frequent patrols of the area.”ADIT has also promised to place a surveillance camera near the estuary to help monitor illegal feeding, and SINAC is going to conduct population studies to determine if any crocodiles need to be removed to prevent future attacks.“To me, the idea of removing a crocodile violates the entire premise of a national park,” Piedra said, “but if one crocodile is going to continue attacking, we need to take that into account.” Tamarindo surfers recently painted boards to warn about crocs in the estuary. (Courtesy: Andrea Díaz)Crocodile sanctuaryTo reduce conflict, crocodile conservations say more efforts are needed throughout the entire country. Illegal crocodile feeding occurs regularly at tourist hotspots like the Tárcoles River bridge. Besides these hotspots, many attacks occur in rural areas where people live in close contact with crocodiles.On August 1, Costa Rica’s National Tourism Chamber (Canatur), announced it would not support any tours that feature wildlife feeding, and asked visitors to avoid taking such tours. The announcement comes two years after SINAC promised to crack down on crocodile feeding tours on the Tárcoles River.For Shawn Heflick, a conservation biologist and crocodile researcher based near the Tárcoles, the problem is more complex than simply banning crocodile feeding tours.“What you have is a lack of education,” Heflick said. “People know the crocs are there but they perceive these crocodiles as something harmless like green iguanas. Because there has never been a major attack in their area or the attacks don’t happen frequently enough, people don’t behave differently.”Heflick has already taken the first steps toward building the education plans he believes Costa Rica needs by building a crocodile sanctuary near the Tárcoles bridge. The sanctuary, Crocodile Conservation International, has been awaiting MINAE approval since October. If opened, it would take in crocs slated to be killed by MINAE due to aggression or for population control.According to Heflick, the crocodiles would be displayed to the public and used in educational workshops. The money gathered from the sanctuary would be used to fund crocodile research and educational campaigns.Kill the crocs?While crocodile conservationists across the board believe that education and cracking down on feeding is part of the solution, some don’t believe it goes far enough. Juan Bolaños, a member of the Association of Central America Crocodile Specialists and a frequent consultant for SINAC, believes that MINAE needs to start killing more crocs.“There needs to be an institutional effort to get control of the population,” Bolaños said. “Any aggressive crocodiles need to go.”For the last six years, Bolaños has worked with SINAC in the Tempisque River to select crocodiles to kill or relocate before breeding season. The annual crocodile cull was deemed necessary in 2010 after the discovery of a severe imbalance in the sex ratio.Crocodile sex, as with many reptiles, is determined by the temperature during egg incubation. Scientists believe that climate change and deforestation are driving the temperature too high and causing a surplus of male crocodiles.Unable to find mates, male crocodiles have become more aggressive, a trait Bolaños believes endangers the species as a whole.“If we don’t do away with aggressive crocodiles in a responsible way, people are going to start doing it for us,” he said. Facebook Comments Related posts:US surfer loses leg in Tamarindo crocodile attack Crocodile warning signs in Costa Rica have decreased bad encounters with tourists, Environment Ministry reports Costa Rica says it will support new shark protections despite agreements with fishermen Costa Rica’s shark conservation record is a ‘mixed bag,’ observers saylast_img read more

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Students and Victims Deserve Better

first_img Categories: LaSata News,News 18Dec Students and Victims Deserve Better I am a mother, with one daughter in college and another starting next fall. I am also an educator, with my passion centered on students and their success. I am now a state representative and the current chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education. I speak from all of these roles when I say I could not be more disappointed in one of our state universities for their undeniable mishandling of sexual assault cases on campus.I am consistently going to bat in Lansing for the higher education system in our state. We have fifteen unique public universities that place Michigan on the map when it comes to educating and training the next generation. My argument for increased state investment into our education system has always highlighted our great institutions, each one of them striving to unlock the full potential of our students and our state.But being their strongest advocate also means I am responsible for holding them accountable when the time comes. For Michigan State University, our state’s largest school, that time is now.Michigan State University has demonstrated an unacceptable inability to provide justice for victims of sexual assault on its campus. Their handling of the Dr. Nassar case has lacked not only transparency, but accountability. The one hundred and twenty plus victims of Dr. Nassar deserve better. The many others who have experienced sexual assault on their campus deserve better. And the tens of thousands of students who will attend their institution and trust it as their home deserve better.As chair of Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee, my goal from the start has been to make campuses in our state safe environments where our sons and daughters can learn and succeed. Earlier this spring, I drafted language into my higher education budget that required Michigan’s public universities to send their Title IX reports to the state legislature for review. My hope at the time was to bring this issue to the forefront and start a discussion in the legislature on how we can make our campuses a safer place for our children. As it turns out, it was the absence of a report at Michigan State that has now made the discussion unavoidable.As legislators, we need to identify ways to make sure victims know and understand the disclosure process when they are ready to share, and we need to make sure our public institutions are ready to listen and respond with the right services when that time comes. Additionally, we must also look into how our universities conduct their reviews to ensure there is a uniform and thorough process at each school. Victims deserve a clear, easy to use, and responsive system.The simple truth is we cannot allow something this serious to be mishandled ever again. In my role as chair, I will use every resource at my disposal make sure of that. I plan to hold hearings, get answers, and find solutions to prevent this kind of negligence.No matter what changes take place, students must be the focus of any reform, and my hope is to implement improved policies as part of this spring’s annual state budget process.As for Michigan State, I believe they need to undergo a complete culture change before any healing can begin. As part of this, President Lou Anna K. Simon should seriously consider resigning.While the board has expressed continued confidence, those of us watching around the state have lost ours. MSU must be careful to avoid the impression that the school has done more to protect their president and their image than to protect the victims of assault on their campus. As of now, everyone from students to the victims of assault believes that is the case. And why wouldn’t they when in the very midst of calls for her resignation, the board opted to give her a raise instead.My youngest daughter will be starting college in a few short years. For her sake, and for thousands of others, I pray that the future on college campuses is drastically different than it is in today’s world. Failing these students once was unacceptable. Public institutions in this state must never fail them again.last_img read more

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Comcast has launched a feature for people with phy

first_imgComcast has launched a feature for people with physical disabilities to control and navigate their television using their eyes.Xfinity X1 eye control is a web-based remote for tablets and computers that pairs with an existing eye gaze system and allows viewers to change the channel, set a recording, search for a show with a glance.“Changing the channel on a TV is something most of us take for granted but until now, it was a near-impossible task for millions of viewers,” said Tom Wlodkowski, vice president accessibility at Comcast. “When you make a product more inclusive you create a better experience for everyone and we’re hoping our new X1 feature makes a real difference in the lives of our customers.”X1 eye control is free and uses a web page remote control that works with existing eye gaze hardware and software, Sip-and-Puff switches and other assistive technologies. Xfinity customers can visit xfin.tv/access and use their credentials to pair the web-based remote with their set-top-box. Tara Rudnicki, president North America Tobii Dynavox, a provider of touch and eye tracking assistive technology hardware and software, said: “We are pleased to see how Comcast continues to make their products and solutions accessible.“As an assistive technology company, we want to empower our users to live independent lives. With the X1 eye control now enabled with eye gaze, it will come to great use for many of them.”last_img read more

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Through all of my life there has been an odd and p

first_imgThrough all of my life there has been an odd and persistent bias on the part of otherwise honest Americans: What America does overseas is always good and right. We do not speak against it. The protests against the Vietnam War were an exception to this, of course, but that break from tradition involved less than half the country. Those people were quickly brought back into the mainstream, And they have supported more or less all subsequent US wars. This belief – that US foreign actions are always good – is falling apart as we watch. I take this as a good thing, as one should not believe in Santa Claus forever. The Polarization Trick But before I explain how this great American fantasy is failing, let me explain the trick that has kept it going: There is a polar opposite to the fantasy of angelic foreign affairs – the demonization of US soldiers. Americans generally see in polar opposites: Either the military is sacred, or else it is wholly evil. Once you get people strongly polarized, they’ll stay that way – always opposing the other side and never seeing the truth in the middle. So, nothing I say here today should be taken as an indictment of individual American soldiers. As with any group of people, some are better and some are worse. Some became soldiers with good motives (to protect people). Some few joined with bad motives (to kill and dominate). But the majority joined for a mundane reason: They needed a job. And more or less all of them joined when they were quite young. So, aside from a few monsters, I am not going after soldiers. They’ve got plenty to deal with on their own and I’m not interested in making things harder for them. It’s time to step away from this false polarization and to start looking for the truth. And, as I say, I think the great American fantasy is falling apart. Here are my reasons: Reason #1: The military-industrial complex is too troubling to ignore. Americans still remember that President Eisenhower warned them about the military-industrial complex killing their freedoms. And while many of us try not to think about it, we all know. The US government has troops in most of the countries in the world. Very few of us, myself included, can name all of the wars we are currently involved with. On top of that, we know that the military – and hundreds of private companies that work for them – are spying on all of us at all times. We may try to pass it off with cheap slogans, but we know the truth. To cap it off, the US government has now given itself the right to permanently jail and even kill US citizens, without a trial, so long as they first call them terrorists. Reason #2: We’ve seen the government start wars. Those of us old enough will remember that the State Department suckered Saddam Hussein into the first Gulf War. I won’t recount all the details, but they used a diplomat named April Glaspie to set it up. The story has been confused since then (four versions of the crucial transcript now exist), but lots of us saw it in real time. We know from WikiLeaks revelations that that there were US Special Forces in Syria a year or more before last year’s almost-war, arming the rebels and training them to fight. There can be no question that the US stands behind the current troubles in the Ukraine. If this YouTube recording is to be believed, we have US diplomats deciding who should be in power after the takeover… a takeover they staged during the Olympics when Putin would be restrained. This is no defense of Putin, of course, but it is obvious that the US Department of State is setting up and tearing down governments. That’s a very dangerous line of work. Reason #3: The Intimidator State lives among us. The line between military and police in America is all but gone. Police departments sport military equipment and are filled with former soldiers. They use military tactics. The public increasingly sees cops as dangers, not as friends. A young man recently commented to me, “Cops are bullies,” and he had good reason to think so. Being assaulted by a cop erases a thousand episodes of cop-worship TV. A few honest and helpful police officers do still exist, but they are steadily disappearing, at least in my field of view. Police=Threat is reality to a huge number of Americans, and not without cause. Merge that with the military, and the image of the soldier-saint fails. In The End… I think we have to admit that foreigners are not crazy to see the US government as a threat. Some of them may be stuck in the polarization trick, but they are not wrong to think that our political class is dangerous. We think that too. Paul Rosenberg FreemansPerspective.comlast_img read more

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It is an interesting historical fact that people w

first_imgIt is an interesting historical fact that people who take part in rebellions tend to coin their own money – not when the rebellion concludes, but as it starts. There is good evidence that silver half shekels, like the one pictured above, were actually minted on the Temple Mount during the Jewish Rebellion against Rome in 66-70 AD. (The wonderful Biblical Archaeology Review ran an article on the subject.) And this case is hardly unique; there have been many rebellions that promptly issued their own currency. Here is Massachusetts currency from 1776, issued early in the American Revolutionary War: The primary reason that rebels create their own currency is that monetary control is far more of a force than people realize. Baron Rothschild was not being overly flamboyant when he said, “Give me control over a nation’s money supply, and I care not who makes its laws.” Being able to manipulate a money supply is a fantastic power, affecting every part of an economy. If you know in advance that the money supply will go up (diluting its value) or contract (concentrating its value), you immediately gain a massive advantage over everyone else – and you can target this advantage to help or hurt almost any group you choose. Because of this, a rebel group that is tied to their opponent’s money has nearly lost before the battles begin. Serious rebels learn this quickly. The Modern Rebellion The rebellion that we’re all part of is not an armed rebellion, but a moral rebellion. And, interestingly enough, our rebellion understood very early on that money was a primary factor in our enslavement. The roots of our rebellion go back as far as the first oppressed man or woman who thought clearly about morality, whenever that was. In modern times, however, we can trace our rebellion back to the 1940s – a time in which Mises had already been examining the foundations of money, Hayek was interested in competing currencies, and Rand was examining the morality of money. (I’m passing over very many good people in the above paragraph. May they forgive my brevity.) In our lifetimes, we’ve had David Chaum’s work on digital cash, Orlin Grabbe’s work (both theoretical and practical), e-gold, Pecunix, networks of exchangers, subsidiary services, and, most recently, crypto-currencies, beginning with Bitcoin. Our moral rebellion is not slowing down. What matters about all of these currencies (and many more I haven’t mentioned) is that they are all rebel currencies. Sure, a few criminals and Ponzi operators have made use of our technologies, but that’s simply unavoidable. How many crooks use government money? (Answer: all of them.) Rebel Morality I think it’s important to make a few points about this moral rebellion of ours: We must treat our fellow men and women with respect, even if they are wrong. If they want to be ruled by a state, that’s their choice, and we have no right to rip it away from them. (If it crashes without our coerced “support,” that’s not our problem.) If we think that people are being stupid to choose state serfdom, we should convince them that other ways are better, but we cannot force them to live our way and still call ourselves moral. This is not about attacking anyone or even attacking the current systems of oppression. Yes, every individual has the right to self-defense, but what we’re after here is not to lord it over anyone else, but being left alone to live as we wish.center_img Our rebellion money has actually done a fine job of supporting these two moral points. The supposed failures of these currencies were primarily that they couldn’t withstand coercive and violent attacks. In other words, they worked very well; their “problems” were attacks from the status quo: a system of coercion and violence, masquerading as justice. What we are now seeing is a moral awakening. Young people are questioning the systems that supposedly sustain them but actually use them as slaves. When people begin to see the world in moral terms, they quickly perceive the deep immorality of the status quo – a system that is utterly dependent upon coercion and deception. If there is a root to the continuance and success of honest, rebel money, this is it. In the end, our battle is this: morality versus coercion and deception. Paul Rosenberg FreemansPerspective.comlast_img read more

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Be patient The marijuana industry is still very y

first_imgBe patient. The marijuana industry is still very young. A healthy dose of volatility is to be expected. So don’t obsess over daily swings. Perhaps the biggest tech opportunity in decadesDid you hear the news? Facebook and other social networks are introducing ads using a rising tech that will allow users to try on sunglasses and makeup – right on their smartphones! And that’s not all it can do. To learn more about how to cash in this technology trend, click here. — Use discipline. Only speculate with money that you can afford to lose. Don’t chase high-flying stocks. And stick to your stop losses. Recommended Link • Canada’s marijuana industry is set to explode… According to a new report from CIBC, one of the country’s largest banks, Canada’s legal marijuana market will be a $6.5 billion industry by 2020. That’s far more than Canadians spent on liquor in 2017.You see, Canada will introduce legalized recreational marijuana nationwide this October. By 2019, edible and drinkable cannabis should be available across Canada, too.In other words, Canada’s marijuana market is going to get much bigger in the coming months.Coors can’t afford to let this opportunity sail by. Here’s Frederic Landtmeters, CEO of Molson Coors Canada:Canada is breaking new ground in the cannabis sector and, as one of the country’s leading beverage companies, Molson Coors Canada has a unique opportunity to participate in this exciting and rapidly expanding consumer segment.Of course, Coors doesn’t just have its sights set on Canada. It wants a piece of the global marijuana market, too. Here’s a quote from Coors CEO Mark Hunter:The decision we had to make was do we want to be a spectator or a participant? We’re going to learn a lot and if other markets start to open up… or it becomes federally legal, then we’ll be in a good place.In other words, Coors thinks other countries (namely the United States) will follow Canada’s lead by legalizing marijuana. That’s something it wants to be ready for.• Doug Casey also thinks marijuana legalization will spread around the world… Here’s what Doug wrote in the latest issue of Crisis Investing:The pot industry is going to be as big as the alcohol industry, and it’s going to be bigger than tobacco.Not only are there are a lot of commercial interests in this that stand to make not just billions but tens of billions, and even hundreds of billions of dollars, but this is something that governments are going to love to tax. Since most governments on all levels today, everywhere in the world, are bankrupt, they’re going to go where the money is. The economics alone guarantee that governments are going to continue moving in this direction, because of their financial problems.Doug is absolutely correct. It’s only a matter of time before other countries legalize marijuana. And that will draw even more Big Alcohol companies into the space.That’s obviously good news for existing marijuana companies.• So consider speculating on this emerging industry if you haven’t yet… Just be sure to do a few things before diving in: Do your homework. Study a company inside and out before buying its stock. Learn about its management team. Also, don’t buy any marijuana stock on a whim or hot tip. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. • Coors made its first big move into the marijuana industry on Wednesday…It announced that it’s entered a joint venture with The Hydropothecary Corporation.Hydropothecary is a Canadian cannabis producer. Together, the two companies will develop non-alcoholic, cannabis-infused beverages for sale in Canada.This is a major announcement. You see, Coors isn’t a small player. It’s the second-biggest brewer in the United States.So this decision tells us that the marijuana industry has gone mainstream.Of course, this won’t be the last time a company like Coors enters the marijuana space. As you’re about to see, many other Big Alcohol companies will soon do the same.And there’s a simple reason for this.• Beer sales are declining… Anheuser-Busch InBev, which owns Budweiser, recently found that just 43% of alcohol consumed by young drinkers in 2016 was beer. In 2006, it was 65%.This is why Coors views legal marijuana as a major threat to its business. From its latest annual report:Although the ultimate impact is currently unknown, the emergence of legal cannabis in certain U.S. states and Canada may result in a shift of discretionary income away from our products or a change in consumer preferences away from beer.And that’s why it just started a new venture with Hydropothecary.But there’s another reason Coors did this… Recommended Link By Justin Spittler, editor, Casey Daily Dispatch“Coors will fight back. It has no choice. If it doesn’t, it will get eaten alive by Big Marijuana.”I wrote this in March. I said it because legal marijuana poses an existential threat to Big Alcohol.In fact, a recent study found that alcohol sales fell 15% in the U.S. in states that introduced medical marijuana. In states where recreational marijuana is legal, the decline is even more pronounced.But I didn’t just say Coors would fight back. I told you they’d defend themselves by entering the marijuana business.And that’s just what they did… — NEVER Before Seen: The Aurora Borealis of TradingThe Aurora Borealis, or “Northern Lights,” happens when solar particles rip through the Earth’s geomagnetic field and smash into gas atoms. Something similar exists in the stock market… It’s a powerful anomaly called “Quantum.” It appears when 3 major forces collide. As a result, the laws of risk and reward reverse. And the gains that are generated are incredible—both in their return and the speed in which they’re created. •  GDX: 129% in 3 hours •  SONC: 400% in 18 hours •  STRA: 1,285% in 2 days To see where this anomaly will appear next, click here to continue reading… Regards, Justin Spittler Budapest, Hungary August 2, 2018P.S. Marijuana is the fastest-growing industry on earth. But most people still don’t know the best stocks to invest in… Crisis Investing editor Nick Giambruno has a basket of the top marijuana companies set to soar in the coming years. You can access these names—along with all of his research on the sector—with a subscription to Crisis Investing. Click here to learn more. You’ll see why June 7 was such a critical date for the future of marijuana… and how you can become a “marijuana millionaire” in 2018.Reader MailbagAre you bullish on marijuana companies today? Tell us why or why not right here.In Case You Missed It…Is this Trump’s promised infrastructure plan?In January, the president made a very unusual move…The mainstream press seemed baffled. Even members of Trump’s administration seemed unsure. But Jeff Brown, Bonner & Partners’ top technology expert, believes this one move could secure America’s economic dominance for decades to come. Full story here.last_img read more

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first_imgRecommended Link — CLICK HERE Details here I’ll tell you what this skill is in a moment. First, I want to show you three real examples of how it has made investors rich.1) In 1939, legendary investor John Templeton made a fortune betting against the crowd…At the time, millions of Americans were in poverty due to the Great Depression. And Nazi Germany had just invaded Poland to kick off World War II.There was an incredible amount of fear in the world. But Templeton, a recent college graduate, invested $10,000 in U.S. stocks. That’s the equivalent of $167,000 today.Amazingly, Templeton didn’t even study which companies to buy. He didn’t need to. He knew that the extreme fear in the world had pushed U.S. stocks down to ridiculously cheap prices. He simply bought any stock selling for less than $1 on the New York and American stock exchanges.Four years later, Templeton sold his portfolio for a 300% gain. Today, he’s known as the greatest stock picker of the last century.2) In 2008, iconic U.S. bank Lehman Brothers failed…It was the biggest bankruptcy in U.S. history. U.S. stocks crashed more than 50%… the biggest crash since the Great Depression. And the stock prices of many great businesses dropped 80% or more.People were terrified of losing everything: their jobs, their houses, their life savings. There was an incredible amount of fear in the markets.But the fear was masking an incredible opportunity…It was the best time to buy quality stocks in 30 years.Investors who purchased quality stocks in late 2008 made a killing.For example, an investor who bought stock in coffee chain Starbucks in late 2008 has made more than 1,960% on his money. An investor who bought technology company Apple made as much as 1416%. Ford Motor Company’s stock gained more than 1,200% in just over two years after the financial crisis.The list goes on. Many quality companies gained at least 10x in less than two years from February 2009, including Ruby Tuesday (+1,072%), Crocs (+1,347%), La-Z-Boy (+1,016%) and Gulfport Energy (+1,227%). 3) In 2010, an oil rig named Deepwater Horizon exploded off the coast of Louisiana…The blast instantly killed 11 workers and eventually spilled 4 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. It was the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history… and the biggest oil spill in world history.The negative media coverage was nonstop. Newspapers ran pictures like this:Source: US Coast GuardAs partial owner of the oil rig, British oil giant BP became one of the most hated companies in the world.In a matter of weeks, BP’s stock price collapsed from $59 to $27… for a stunning loss of value of $105 billion.At that point, hardly anyone would touch BP stock… but smart investors asked, “Are BP’s assets really worth $105 billion less today than they were a month ago… or are investors overreacting?”It turned out investors were overreacting. Buying BP stock near its bottom made an 80% gain in just a year. It also locked in a safe 6% (and growing) dividend yield.Although these stories of massive wealth creation are all very different, they have one thing in common…They show the power of buying assets during times of maximum pessimism… when no one else wants to buy.You see, from time to time, an extraordinary opportunity comes along to buy a dollar’s worth of assets for a dime.If you can spot these opportunities, you can make gigantic returns without taking big risks.After all, the gains we just discussed didn’t come from investing in speculative biotech stocks or tiny gold companies. Many of them came from just the opposite: iconic, blue-chip American companies that have been around for decades.According to Wall Street, you must take big risks to earn big returns.But these stories show that’s not true. Buying valuable assets for pennies on the dollar is one of the least risky investments you can make.Warren Buffett, Jim Rogers, and generations of Rothschilds got rich using this strategy.I believe this is the most powerful wealth-building strategy available to anyone.Amateur investors run from a crisis. Great investors run toward it.Regards,Nick Giambruno Chief Analyst, Crisis InvestingP.S. If you want to join the ranks of great investors who know how to play a crisis, I recommend you subscribe to Nick’s premium newsletter, Crisis Investing. His portfolio is full of beaten-down crisis investments poised to soar in 2019. To see how you can access these names – and all of Nick’s research – click here.Reader MailbagDo you take advantage of opportunities to invest in crisis markets? Or do you believe in Wall Street’s “big risk, big return” theory? Let us know at feedback@caseyresearch.com. Recommended Link “Death to Cable” – America has decidedIn news that is shocking to no one: The American Customer Satisfaction Index has again placed U.S. cable companies at the absolute bottom of the barrel. Fortunately, America is slowly realizing… YOU DON’T NEED THEM ANYMORE. No more fees, no more overpriced bills, no more bad reception or laggy internet. All for as little as $7. The best part? It comes with a big, fat investment opportunity that could net you a windfall of up to $110,661. To learn more about how to make a fortune while burning down the cable companies… — Justin’s note: Today, we’re passing along a valuable essay from Crisis Investing chief analyst Nick Giambruno. In it, he reveals what he calls “the most powerful wealth building secret in investing”… one that has made legendary investors like Warren Buffett, the Rothschilds, Sir John Templeton, and Casey Research founder Doug Casey rich.It can work for you, too. Below, Nick explains how this strategy can make you 10 times your money – without taking on big risks…By Nick Giambruno, chief analyst, Crisis InvestingWhat is the greatest secret in all of investing?What really separates amateurs from professionals?Losers from winners?If you search the internet, you’ll find dozens of people with dozens of answers to this question. Some will say the secret is their proprietary trading system. Some will say it’s their method of picking stocks.I’m sure some of those ideas are useful. But they’re not nearly as useful as something I call “the most powerful wealth-building secret in investing.”Master this skill and you’ll consistently spot opportunities to make five or 10 times your money on safe investments.I know that’s counter to the conventional investment wisdom that says you have to take big risks to make big returns.Well, after learning this secret, you’ll know that you most certainly do not have to take big risks to make big returns. You’ll know most people have it backwards. You simply have to know how to apply this one skill.It’s a skill that helped make Warren Buffett one of the richest men in the world. A skill that helped make Casey Research founder Doug Casey millions of dollars in the stock market. And a skill that made Sir John Templeton a rich man and one of the most respected investors of all time. This Electric Car CEO Might Have to Light Another JointYou think Elon Musk being forced to step down as chairman was bad? How about him smoking weed during his interview with podcast host, Joe Rogan? Well, that’s nothing compared to this. Yes, what’s about to happen might be Elon Musk’s worst nightmare… But for investors who act soon, it could be a dream come true.last_img read more

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